PowderTwins, Alta and 4 feet of snow

By Yeti Jan 30, 2012
We are the PowderTwins, 5th graders who are skiing all 14 resorts in Utah this season. Last week we visited Alta and its 4 feet of new snow. Check out what a couple of kids think of Alta.
PowderTwins, Alta and 4 feet of snow

Hi everyone, this is Anna.  As they say, “Alta is for skiers” and I totally agree.  We headed up to the resort with our friends Alexis and Logan, and loved playing in 4 feet of powder.  We caught some of the highlights in the video below.

Of course, the skiing at Alta is awesome.  I really like skiing on the runs by the Sugarloaf lift.  There are lots of fun tree runs in this area.  I was following my dad down the Rollercoaster run, and decided to head into the trees right next to it.  Because Alta had a foot of snow the day before we went and another foot on the day we were there, the powder was really deep.  I was going fast and when my skis hit the powder I literally did a summersault and landed in really soft snow.  My brother was right behind me and he helped me find and dig out my skis.  It was really fun playing in the snow with my twin.

Another thing kids should know about Alta is the free refills on hot chocolate!  Just save your receipt and you can go back and get another cup of hot coco with whipped cream goodness.

Hi, this is Jacob.  It was really fun skiing with our friends at Alta – we all have 5th Grade Passports so we can ski every resort in Utah.  One of my favorite places to ski at Alta is around the Collins lift.  If you go just past the angle in the lift there is a run called Schuss Gully.  It’s a natural half pipe where you can go up the sides and do tricks.  Even if you fall it’s a lot of fun.

My other favorite place to ski at Alta is around the Supreme lift.  I have never seen a lift like it before – when you are ready to go you get on a conveyer belt and the lift chair picks you up while you are moving.  I think they do this because it allows the lift to move fast and still pick people up.  While we were skiing Supreme it was snowing at a rate of 2 inches per hour so we had fresh powder all day.  It was so awesome!  
At the end of our day, it took us a lot longer than usual to drive down the mountain because of all the snow and snow plows.  I was really hoping we’d get snowed in so we had to spend the night there and ski the next day too.  

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